Academic Programs

VP of Academics:
Katrina Roeser

Children’s Author Festival

Committee Chair: Jen Ganz This event was put on hold for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently working with District 58 and Mrs. Hesterman to understand what might be possible for 2021-22. Stay tuned for more updates!

Cultural Arts Field Trips and In-Class Experiences

Committee Chairs: Vacant (Grades K-2) and Girlie O’Donoghue (Grades 3-6) Please reach out to Katrina Roeser if you’re interested in helping co-chair this committee! The PTA budgets $25 per student per year for field trips and in-class experiences and this committee helps teachers identify opportunities and plan the experiences. This committee also manages four assemblies per …

District 58 Programs

Committee Chair: Katie Suva

Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship

Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship 2021-22 Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 $1,000 to a Qualifying High School Senior Committee Chairs: Erin Menet and Vacant Please reach out to Katrina Roeser if you’re interested in co-chairing this committee! Congratulations to Downers Grove South senior Nick Schmidt-Bailey, the 2021 Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship recipient! We wish Nick …

Hillcrest Library Volunteers

Library Volunteers Library Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Spanovic Come help in the Hillcrest library! We support our Teacher Librarian, Leslie Hesterman, and Library Aide, Julie Ryan, by checking in, checking out and shelving library books.  It is a fun way to see what wonderful resources our students use during the school year.  This opportunity was on …

Landscaping and Grounds

Committee Chairs: Katelyn Whoriskey and Anne Kulick The PTA helped bring some color to the Hillcrest grounds in 2020 with the introduction of the Hillcrest Kindness Rock Garden which was later dedicated in memory of Hillcrest student Allison Manning. We need your help keeping it looking fresh & vibrant! At any time throughout the school …

Partners In Art

Committee Chairs: Maria Brummel, Katelyn Whoriskey and Rebecca Hardman

Plunge Into Fitness

Plunge into Fitness with Raging Raves Committee Chair: Kasia Kranz This program was suspended for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates on the plans for the upcoming school year. Get fit and earn a free or discounted ticket to Raging Waves Waterpark by completing 25 hours of exercise. Logs will be …

Reading Incentive Programs

Committee Chair: Vacant If you are interested in helping to coordinate these programs for Hillcrest students, please reach out to Katrina Roeser.


Reflections Program Chairs: Helen Petrillo and Katelyn Whoriskey Note: Helen & Katelyn are stepping up to take over the Variety Show – please let them know if you are interested in taking over management of this national PTA program! This Year’s Theme is I Will Change the World By… The annual Reflections theme is created by …

School Supply Kits

Kits for the 2021-22 school year will go on sale in the spring. Committee Chair: Alicia Chin   More About School Supply Kits One Stop Shopping – Everything your child needs for the first day of school in one convenient bag! All name brand items. No more running from store to store shopping for the right …